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Recent Releases from Friends of the Earth Canada

Groups urge PM to stop coal bid by CPP!

Published Thu, 2 Nov 2017 10:15:33 EST Read More

Canada’s climate leadership claim undermined by coal bid by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board November 2, 2017 (Ottawa, Canada) - More than 20 Canadian and international organizations are concerned that the actions of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are undermining Canada’s leadership for a global phase-out of coal-fired electricity. In a joint letter to the Prime Minister...... Click here to read this release



A Cocktail of Bee-harming Pesticides Found in North American Honey

Published Thu, 5 Oct 2017 16:13:05 EST Read More

October 5, 2017 (Ottawa) - New research, published in Science, today, found widespread contamination of bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides in honey around the world. Friends of the Earth Canada CEO, Beatrice Olivastri, said, “The discovery of a cocktail of bee-harming pesticides in honey samples across North America, Europe and Asia reinforces the need for a complete and permanent ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.” Olivastri went on to say, “The study also highlights the importance...... Click here to read this release



Northern Ontario citizens want bee-safe plants and seeds

Published Mon, 7 Jul 2014 10:10:50 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Canada finds overwhelming support in Northern Ontario for action by gardeners and farmers to save bees from neonicotinoids (Ottawa, ON, July 7, 2014) A poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada indicates very significant public concern about the use of bee-killing pesticides in plants from garden centres from large retailers. “The use of bee-killing neonic pesticides in nursery plants is widespread,” says Beatrice Olivastri, ...... Click here to read this release



Stop Honey Bee Carnage Say Eight Out Of Ten Ontarians

Published Thu, 7 Nov 2013 10:11:08 EST Read More

Respondents agree that bees are crucial to Ontario’s agriculture sector (Ottawa, ON, November 7, 2013) A new public opinion poll released today finds that more than eight out of every ten people in Ontario support a ban on pesticides linked by scientists to bee deaths. Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) commissioned the poll to discover whether or not Ontarians were concerned about Neonicotinoids (neonics) and their effect on the steadily declining bee popul...... Click here to read this release



Ontario opinion poll shows solid support for green energy, strong opposition to WTO ruling

Published Mon, 3 Dec 2012 09:03:05 EST Read More

Opinion poll released as solar industry meets at convention in Toronto Ottawa, December 3, 2012 - A new opinion poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada shows overwhelming support for green energy in Ontario, and strong opposition to the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s meddling in buy local programs that create thousands of green jobs for Ontarians. The survey conducted by Oraclepoll Research found that 83% of Ontarians believe it is important to have more renewabl...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada releases “Plug and Play” model regulation to help Canada reduce greenhouse gas pollution

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 17:26:12 EST Read More

For immediate release Friends of the Earth donates its services to help Canada in its time of embarrassment (Ottawa, December 8, 2011) With Canada's international environmental reputation at rock bottom at the Durban climate negotiations, Friends of the Earth Canada has decided to donate its services to help Canada. "Canada's Minister of the Environment showing up in Durban without domestic regulations in place is shocking," said Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends o...... Click here to read this release



Latest Lethal Threat to the Great Lakes Must Be Halted

Published Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:45:40 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Canada Supports U.S. States’ Case on Invasion of Asian Carp For immediate release (Ottawa, November 28, 2011) Friends of the Earth Canada joins U.S. States in the fight to stop the Asian Carp invasion of the Great Lakes citing the mutual obligation of Canada and the U.S. under the Boundary Waters Treaty to prevent transboundary pollution including biological pollution by Asian carp. Represented by thei...... Click here to read this release



Shell 'apologises' for worldwide damage in "erratum" to annual report

Published Tue, 17 May 2011 11:21:38 EST Read More

For Immediate Release New report displays 12 cases of environmental and social wrongdoing (THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, May 17, 2011) During the Shell annual general assembly (AGM) in The Hague, today, Friends of the Earth International presented an "erratum" [1] to Shell’s 2010 annual report. In this spoof "erratum", which was distributed among shareholders, Shell 'admits' that it is "causing a lot of unwanted and unnecessary damage" in its global oil-gas- and biofuels...... Click here to read this release



New water awareness project launched in Manitou, Manitoba in celebration of World Water Day

Published Thu, 18 Mar 2010 10:57:50 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Friends of the Earth Canada, Pembina Valley Conservation District, Manitoba Department of Water Stewardship and Royal Bank of Canada celebrates world water day with launch of Be True to Be Blue (Manitou, Manitoba/Ottawa, Ontario, March 18, 2010) In celebration of World Water Day, Friends of the Earth Canada is launching its new water awareness project, “Be True To Blue” in Manitou, Manitoba in cooperation with the Pembina Valley Conservation D...... Click here to read this release



Canada's climate performance illegal - Friends of the Earth asks Supreme Court to rule on critical points of law (Kyoto and Copenhagen)

Published Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:14:56 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release Canada facing legal challenge for breaking federal global warming law OTTAWA (December 15, 2009) - The Government of Canada is facing a landmark legal challenge in the country's top court for failing to take action on global warming -- specifically for refusing to respect a federal law that requires reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Yesterday an appeal was filed with the Supreme Court seeking to argue that the Government is b...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book

Published Wed, 23 Sep 2009 14:19:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Environmental, News, Community Editors and Reporters Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book 'Making the Most of the Water We Have' to be released September 25 Friends of the Earth will release Making the Most of the Water We Have: The Soft Path Approach to Water Management later this week. The book is co-edited by David Brooks, a geologist, economist and author who has previously written about conservation and water manageme...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to be investigated for violation of federal PCB regulations

Published Tue, 16 Jun 2009 16:13:48 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to be investigated for violation of federal PCB regulations Allan Williams of New Harbour, Newfoundland, is successful in using his environmental rights to request a federal investigation of alleged violations of the federal PCB regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The circumstances that have lead to the PCB contamination of the landfill primarily result from disposal of transformer ...... Click here to read this release



Grandfather calls on feds to investigate PCB contamination

Published Tue, 2 Jun 2009 09:57:56 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Grandfather calls on feds to investigate PCB contamination (Ottawa, ON/New Harbour, NL - June 2, 2009) - Yesterday, Mr. Allan Williams of New Harbour, NL, with the support of Friends of the Earth, applied to federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice to investigate violations of the federal PCB regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 by the government of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as others. Mr. Williams submitte...... Click here to read this release



Nestlé accused of Greenwashing – Complaint Filed Today

Published Mon, 1 Dec 2008 14:03:36 EST Read More

Nestlé accused of Greenwashing – Complaint Filed Today Advertising Standards Canada asked to probe Green Advertisement Ottawa – Friends of the Earth Canada, Ecojustice, the Polaris Institute, the Council of Canadians, and Wellington Water Watchers filed a complaint this morning under the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards alleging that Nestlé Waters North America has broken advertising rules in claims it made regarding the environmental impacts of its products...... Click here to read this release



Canada back in court over Kyoto lawsuit

Published Tue, 25 Nov 2008 11:22:57 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release Canada back in court over Kyoto lawsuit Appeal of KPIA decision launched a week before next climate change meetings OTTAWA (November 25, 2008) – Lawyers for Friends of the Earth Canada gave the Government of Canada notice yesterday that they will be appealing a recent Federal Court decision in Canada’s first ever climate change lawsuit. The much anticipated appeal comes one week before the world gathers in Poznan, Poland for t...... Click here to read this release



Canada wriggles off the hook for violating Kyoto law

Published Tue, 21 Oct 2008 09:20:33 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release Canada wriggles off the hook for violating Kyoto law TORONTO, October 21, 2008 - After months of deliberation, Canada\'s Federal Court released a decision late yesterday regarding the Government of Canada\'s alleged violation of the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (KPIA), a federal law that required Canada to take specific action to meet binding international commitments to fight climate change. The lawsuit was launched on behalf...... Click here to read this release



Canada in court for violating federal climate change law

Published Wed, 18 Jun 2008 09:48:30 EST Read More

Media Release – For Immediate Release Canada in court for violating federal climate change law Lawsuit demands government obey the will of Parliament TORONTO, June 18, 2008 – Today, Canada became the first country ever to be brought to court for failing to comply with its legal commitments to combat global warming. Pro-bono lawyers from Paliare Roland Barristers and Ecojustice (formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund) presented legal arguments on behalf of Friends of the...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth takes Federal Government to Court over Kyoto failure

Published Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:17:45 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Environment, Government, Politics Friends of the Earth takes Federal Government to Court over Kyoto failure Lawyers will argue that Kyoto commitment broken TORONTO - Canada will be the first country ever to be brought to court for its failure to comply with domestic law and meet its international commitments to combat global warming. On behalf of Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE), pro-bono lawyers from Paliare Roland Barristers and ...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Government to be challenged in court for failing to uphold Kyoto Accord

Published Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:04:04 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Environment, Government, Politics Canadian Government to be challenged in court for failing to uphold federal climate change law Lawyers will argue in court that Kyoto commitment broken TORONTO - Canada will be the first country ever to be brought to court for its failure to comply with domestic law and meet its international commitments to combat global warming. On behalf of Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE), pro-bono lawyers from P...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights to be unveiled in Ottawa

Published Wed, 4 Jun 2008 16:49:01 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment and Environment Reporters and Editors Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights to be unveiled in Ottawa Environmental groups to call on federal government to enact legislation (Ottawa, Ontario) Tomorrow, three leading environmental groups will be at Parliament Hill to reveal a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights. The announcement coincides with World Environment Day and there will opportunities for photography and interview...... Click here to read this release



Groups intervene in Canada’s top court to protect right to launch environmental class action lawsuits

Published Wed, 26 Mar 2008 16:50:14 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release March 27, 2008 Groups intervene in Canada’s top court to protect right to launch environmental class action lawsuits OTTAWA – Lawyers for two environmental groups will be intervening at the Supreme Court of Canada today, challenging a controversial Quebec Court of Appeal decision that could impair the rights of citizens to launch class action lawsuits over environmental harm. Represented by pro bono counsel from Ecojustice (formerly Sier...... Click here to read this release



Ottawa chosen for 2007 Energy GreenBox™ program

Published Mon, 28 Jan 2008 09:55:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory: PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Attention News/City/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors: Ottawa chosen for 2007 Energy GreenBox™ program Friends of the Earth Canada and the Ontario Association of Food Banks to begin delivery of Energy GreenBoxes in Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario) Friends of the Earth Canada and the Ontario Association of Food Banks have chosen Ottawa for the 2007 Energy GreenBox program. Over 6,000 Energy GreenBoxes will be delivered through...... Click here to read this release



Le Canada accusé de bafouer sa loi fédérale sur le réchauffement climatique

Published Thu, 29 Nov 2007 08:22:43 EST Read More

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE Pour diffusion immédiate (Ottawa, le 29 novembre 2007) Quelques jours à peine avant le départ du ministre canadien de l'Environnement John Baird pour la Conférence des Nations Unies à Bali sur les changements climatiques, le Canada écope d'un second recours juridique pour avoir raté une échéance critique de la loi sur le réchauffement climatique adoptée plus tôt cette année. Le gouvernement s'est vu remettre, en fin de journée hier, une deuxième Demande ...... Click here to read this release